What a landing on Pluto would look like? NASA publishes video

NASA has released a video edited from more than 100 images taken by the New Horizons probe during its close flyby of Pluto in 2015. The image shows what a possible landing on this dwarf planet could look like.

What a landing on Pluto could look like? In mid-July 2015, the New Horizons probe flew past Pluto at a distance of about 12,500 kilometersów. During this flight it took hundreds of pictures of the dwarf planet and its moon Charon.

It is from these images that NASA experts have assembled a remarkable video showing what a landing on Pluto could look like, more specifically on the ice-covered area informally called Sputnik Planitia. The footage shows a very close-up view of the surface of this dwarf planet.

The New Horizons probe was launched into space in January 2006. Its purpose is to make measurementsów and the study of Pluto and its moonów, as well as one of the objectóin the Kuiper Belt called 2014 MU69. This is the fifth probe thatóThe cruise trajectory leads beyond the Solar System (after the Pioneer 10, Pioneer 11, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 missions). A flyby of the 2014 MU69 object is scheduled for January 2019.

The end of the mission is scheduled for June 2022, but if the probe is in good condition, the mission could continue. This has happened in many cases. The Opportunity rover was supposed to stay on Mars for three months, and it’s now 13 years old. Not to mention the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes, whichóre were supposed to explore Jupiter and Saturn, and are now the farthest and still operational object sent into space by man.